DIYpsi – Henna Art in Ypsilanti

Hello ! What a FUN Summer it has been! I have been most busy with private appointments lately because Lisse has been our main event artist for the graduation parties and birthday parties this summer.

I usually only do one public event each year and it happens to be coming up !  Summer DIYpsi 2014 is at the Corner Brewery on Saturday August 23 from 11-11 and Sunday August 24 from 12-6 . DIYpsi  (dip-see) is a handmade art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town District . I’ll be there in the beer garden. Come be apart of this amazing weekend!

DIYpsi Art Fair Summer 2014 , Ypsilanti, Michigan, Corner brewery

DIYpsi Art Fair Summer 2014

In other news, here are some pictures of  my most recent henna clients :

Here’s a henna mandala design on the upper forearm

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henna flower design on the arm

 

Henna Baby Belly design with a few flowers.

Here’s more henna baby belly designs baby_belly_henna_design

& a new tribal henna design up the hand

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Henna Party Pictures

As promised, here are the henna party pictures from the 2-day event for a great bride. I really enjoyed meeting all her family – traveling from all over the world from San Francisco, CA  to Brooklyn, NY to Frankfort, Denmark ! The second day’s event was held at the lovely Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan.

It’s not often I am around to see the bridal henna stain the next day but since I was, I made sure to get a picture of her henna 24 hours after it was applied.

Day 1 – henna application

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bridal henna designs with flowers

Day 2 – 24 hours later .  It still has darkening to do over the next 12 hours.

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bridal henna design stain the next day

 

Here are the henna party pictures from the two days of mehndi parties .

oh! I loved the beading on her beautiful dress!

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mehndi party henna ideas

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mehndi ceremony henna designs

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mehndi ceremony for fusion wedding

 

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bridal henna on hands and feet

 

Henna Horse Tattoo Design

More and more nowadays people are coming into the salon to try out a tattoo design in henna before they have it done permanently – which I think is a great idea. I can tell you first hand, trying out a tattoo with henna first has helped guide many of my clients in their decision. I’ll even meet with the same client, multiple times to try the same tattoo design in different spots and sizes.

Today I did a henna horse tattoo design trial for a client.

She picked out the horse tattoo from Pinterest and I replicated it in henna.

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henna horse tattoo design

She really liked it and plans on having it done permanently .

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Henna Tattoo Design

Seeing that as of 2013, 45 MILLION Americans have at least one tattoo, I am often asked to do a henna tattoo design around or in collaboration with an existing, permanent tattoo – which is something I find fun and challenging because I don’t have full freedom with the skin. I have to study what the first artist did to see the style of the piece which is also a clue into what the client likes (obviously) . I have tremendous respect for tattoo artists. I feel so much pressure for bridal henna that I practice the designs over and over because this will be on their skin for their wedding . I can’t imagine the pressure I would feel if it was permanent .

Henna is so fun for people because you can really play with different looks.

Here is a piece I did recently around an existing unicorn shoulder tattoo – the client really loved it

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shoulder henna tattoo

 

This henna tattoo I did in the fall for a great client who had the most intriguing tattoos. I really loved the beautiful bee tattoo here on her forearm .

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henna tattoo cuff design